But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James 1:22).
Faith is acting on the Word. God’s Word is all-powerful having the ability to produce in you what it talks about. Nonetheless, God’s Word to you will not produce any result except you act on it; the Word mixed with faith is what produces results. What is faith? Put simply, it is the response of the human spirit to the Word of God.
Every time you hear God’s Word, faith comes to you in the Word. And because that Word is more real in your spirit than all physical circumstances, it propels you to action. That was what Abraham did; he mixed the Word with faith; he acted on what he heard. Every time you hear God’s Word, faith comes to you in the Word. And because that Word is more real in your spirit than all physical circumstances, it propels you to action. That was what Abraham did; he mixed the Word with faith; he acted on what he heard. In Genesis 17:5, the Lord had told him “…a father of many nations have I made thee”; but at this time, Abraham was still childless. Then the Bible says Abraham believed “…God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17).
The ensuing verses 19-21 says, “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about a hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God….” Could this be you? Could this be the description of your faith? It should and must be. The Bible says for us to be “…followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12).
Thus, like Abraham, always create the right environment for the Word to produce results in your life. Mix the Word with faith. Refuse to consider physical circumstances. Refuse to stagger at the Word of God through unbelief. Yes, God’s Word never fails, but the efficacy of God’s Word in your life depends on your response to the Word. Therefore, take a stand on God’s Word for yourself; be a doer of the Word, and your progress, victories, and success will not only be evident, but also consistent.
When we hear ourselves speaking and saying what God said it produces faith more quickly than if anyone else said it. You believe what you say more than what anyone else says. Hold fast to your confession of faith. Do not let it go. If there was not any possibility of you losing your faith, why would it be necessary to hold fast to it? You must hold fast to faith by confessing the Word of God. Sometimes the confession that comes out of your mouth after you have prayed will determine whether you receive or not. I am referring to confession that brings possession. Not only just through confessing the Word of God, but even through praying. Once you have prayed, get your saying in line with your praying.
At all times and in all seasons, irrespective of the circumstances or contrary situations, I choose the faith-way. I have the assurance based on the Word that I’m who God says I am, I have what He says I have, and can do all He says I can do! My faith prevails, today and always. Hallelujah! God is speaking to you today through His Word. Will you mix faith with what He is saying to you? Will you obey Him?
Romans 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing and hearing by the word of God.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.